Fire breaks out at Mt. Airy senior housing complex

 Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire by 10:28 a.m. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire by 10:28 a.m. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

A fire broke out on the eighth-story of a nine-story apartment building in Mt. Airy around 9:40 a.m. today. 

The fire was extinguished by 10:28 a.m. according to Chief Clifford Gilliam of the Philadelphia Fire Department. 

One occupant was transported to the hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. There were no other reported injuries. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

The Emlen Arms apartments, located at 6733 Emlen St., is owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority and is designated for older adults.  

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